Founder and Artistic Director
Shannon Ivey MFA, AEA
Shannon Ivey is a lover of a good tale and most humans. She has spent her adult life in and around the art of storytelling from professional touring as an actor, to working to ensure access to reproductive health services, to grassroots organizing. Ms. Ivey is a professional actor and director. She has spent over 15 years teaching theatre and directing actors of all ages. In 2011, a professorial position lead her to shift professional focus to theatre activism, and to find solutions in Theatre of the Oppressed practices. That work lead her to deliver a Tedx talk with her students, and to a community in Columbia, SC, where she has continued to create story slams, solo shows, and creative community gatherings ever since.
Ms. Ivey holds an MFA in Acting from UNC Greensboro, a BA in Theatre from Mississippi University for Women, and is a member of Actor's Equity Association.
Co-Artistic Director and Visual Artist
SaBrina O. Jeffcoat
Creative + Community Builder & Founder of Royal African Company, Ltd. Co.
803-567-3722 + email@example.com + @royalafricanco
SaBrina O. Jeffcoat is a visual artist specializing in mixed pieces with sculptural elements. Previously having worked in art sales and exhibition design with the Savannah College of Art & Design, SaBrina is now working within her purpose, building community through art.
SaBrina has ultimately utilized her education and experience to ensure the success of her first business venture, Royal African Company, Ltd. Co., a retailer of afrocentric accessories and home goods. Royal African Company, Ltd. Co. aims to tell the story of the people of color that have made the South the rich place that it is today through artfully crafted goods.
SaBrina O. Jeffcoat earned a BA in Studio Art from the College of Charleston.